Rainbow rice

Rainbow rice

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2 big kids or 4 small
This colourful salad is a good way of getting lots of veggies and seeds into your childrens diet

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: nutrition per serving (2)

  • kcal450
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.07g
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  • 100g basmati rice, long grain rice or brown rice
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 6 dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seed or sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • ½ orange, juice only



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  1. Cook the rice as per pack instructions. Drain, rinse and drain again. Mix with the red pepper, cucumber, grated carrot, dried apricots and toasted pumpkin seeds. Drizzle over olive oil and the orange juice.

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27th Oct, 2015
We re-named ours Sunshine Rice because the rice was yellow having been cooked with turmeric and I used a yellow pepper and no cucumber (it had gone soft!). The apricots are the surprise ingredient that stop it being boring.
Corgi Pants
30th Sep, 2014
Made this to accompany the South African Chutney Chicken we had for tea and it was yummy. We omitted the seeds as I didn't think our 2 year old would eat it with them but included everything else. Once made I added 2 extra apricots and a smidgen more orange juice to taste. I'm sure the rest will keep and do for lunches though out the week.
30th Jul, 2011
Lovely recipe! Replaced cucumber for griddled courgette as my husband can't eat cucumber. Kids loved it too, a definite hit.
11th Aug, 2010
Really good combination of flavours. Will definitely do again.
1st Jan, 2009
Disappointed. Altho my kids and i like the ingredients individually....this combined reciepe, not good. Didnt use the orange juice, would that have made it hugely tastier, doubt it. Wont make again as couldnt eat it!
23rd Dec, 2014
pity you did not use the orange juice , it was one of the tastiest moments in this dish. Personally I was making it in my multicooker Redmond, it cooks a really wonderful crumbly rice, milk rice porridge or soup. Way better than any ricecooker. Maybe you should try to make it again but a bit smaller portion.
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